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DAVID BIGHAM FAMILY HISTORY
Submitted By: Carol Bigham First Generation 1. DAVID1 BIGHAM, son of MATILDA BIGHAM, was born in Tennessee 1812. DAVID died Mar 6 1873 in Jefferson Co IL, at 60 years of age. He married MALINDA WOODS in TN, 1834. MALINDA was born 1812 in TN. MALINDA was the daughter of VINCENT WOODS and UNKNOWN BIGHAM. David's date of birth per 1850, 60 & 70 census varied from 1812, 1809, 1813, born in TN, NC, TN. Malinda's date of birth per 1850, 60, & 70 census varied from 1816, 1812, 1815, born in VA, NC, TN. David believed to be in the household of Matilda Bigham in 1820 White Co TN, & 1830 McMinn Co TN. She could be his Aunt, or Mother. Matilda, Polly, Levicy, David Bigham and Vincent Woods were listed as a buyers in the estate sale of Andrew Bigham II. David believed to be his grandson. Malinda and David were most likely first cousins, which often married each other during that time period. DAVID BIGHAM and MALINDA WOODS had the following family: + 2 i. MINERVA JANE2 BIGHAM was born 1837. + 3 ii. SARAH MELISSA BIGHAM was born 1839. + 4 iii. JAMES MARIAN BIGHAM was born May 22, 1840. + 5 iv. GEORGE WASHINGTON BIGHAM was born Sept 1 1842. + 6 v. TABITHA A LURANEY BIGHAM was born 1846. + 7 vi. NANCY LEAN BIGHAM was born 1848. + 8 vii. MARTHA CATHARINE BIGHAM was born 1850. 9 viii. LITHIRIA BIGHAM was born IL 1854. 10 ix. WILLIAM DOUGLAS BIGHAM was born IL 1859. DAVID BIGHAM and MALINDA UNKNOWN had the following family: 11 x. FRANCES L M BIGHAM was born IL 1853. Second Generation 2. MINERVA JANE2 BIGHAM (DAVID1) was born in Tennessee 1837. She married JOHN BURCHELL II in Jefferson Co IL, January 27, 1856. JOHN was born 1833 in Rockingham Co NC. JOHN was the son of JOHN BURCHELL and REBECCA RUTHIE GROGIN. He married MARY DAVIS in Jefferson Co IL, Nov 10, 1852. 1910 Census Minerva, a widow & her son George are living with dau Maud and her husband Hugh McKinnry. MINERVA JANE BIGHAM and JOHN BURCHELL II had the following family: 12 i. HARRIET ALICE3 BURCHELL was born in Jefferson Co IL 1857. She married DAVID W HUGHEY. 13 ii. CHARLES BURCHELL was born in Jefferson Co IL 1862. 14 iii. JAMES FRANK BURCHELL was born in Jefferson Co IL Jan 18 1863. JAMES died Apr 1 1922 in Jefferson Co IL, at 59 years of age. 15 iv. ATIMISSA ISABELLE BURCHELL was born in Jefferson Co IL Apr 14 1866. ATIMISSA died Apr 9 1922 in Jefferson Co IL, at 55 years of age. She married JAMES ADAMS. 16 v. GEORGE BURCHELL was born in Jefferson Co IL 1869. 17 vi. LILLY E BURCHELL was born in Jefferson Co IL 1871. 18 vii. JOHN E III BURCHELL was born IL Mar 15 1875. JOHN died Mar 15 1918 in Portland, Clackamas, OR, at 43 years of age. 19viii. LUTHER BURCHELL was born IL 1876. 20ix. DELLA BURCHELL was born 1878. DELLA died Apr 9 1922 in Jefferson Co IL, at 43 years of age. 21x. MAUDE H BURCHELL was born in Jefferson Co IL 1880. MAUDE died 1962 at 82 years of age. She married HUGH MCKINNRY IL, 1904. Minerva Burchell, a widow was living with her dau & husband, and listed as mother-inlaw, and her son George was listed as brother-inlaw to Hugh McKinnry. 3. SARAH MELISSA2 BIGHAM (DAVID1) was born in Tennessee 1839. She married twice. She married JOHN F NOTHEN Illinois, March 26, 1860. JOHN was born 1839. JOHN died 1864 at 25 years of age. She married ALVIN MCGINNIS Illinois. SARAH MELISSA BIGHAM and JOHN F NOTHEN had the following family: 22 i. MALINDA JANE3 NOTHEN was born in Jefferson Co IL 1863. She married WILLIAM W TONEY IL, 1888. Marriage to Toney per Ancestry record, info not verified. 23 ii. FRANCES NOTHEN was born in Jefferson Co IL 1865. SARAH MELISSA BIGHAM and ALVIN MCGINNIS had the following family: 24 iii. JAMES D MCGINNIS was born in Jefferson Co IL 1868. 25 iv. JOHN MCGINNIS was born in Jefferson Co IL May 1870. 4. JAMES MARIAN2 BIGHAM (DAVID1) was born in Tennessee May 22, 1840. JAMES died March 25, 1919 in Champaign Co IL, at 78 years of age. Obituary from Champaign IL Daily Gazette March 25 1919: James Marion Bigham 79 years old died this morning at the home of his son-in-law, George Shaw, residing on the Koogler farm, one mile north and one mile west of this village. He had been sick for the past three weeks, also suffering from gangrene. He leaves several children near Ina, Jefferson Co, where the body will be taken tomorrow for burial. He also has several grandchildren near Bondville. His body was interred March 27, 1919 in Ina IL. He married MARY CRISEL Illinois, December 25, 1864. MARY was born 1847. MARY was the daughter of WILLIAM J CRISEL and EMILY TONEY. JAMES MARIAN BIGHAM and MARY CRISEL had the following family: 26 i. SAMANTH3 BIGHAM was born in Jefferson Co IL 1866. She married JAMES M MOORE in Jefferson Co IL, August 8, 1883. 27 ii. SUSAN BIGHAM was born 1868. She married FRANCIS M DAWSON in Jefferson Co IL, February 19, 1892. FRANCIS was born Dec 1851 IL. FRANCIS was the son of EMILY. + 28 iii. DECASTOR BIGHAM was born April 3, 1869. + 29 iv. VANZOL BIGHAM was born 1871. 30 v. JOE BIGHAM was born IL 1874. + 31 vi. BERT BIGHAM was born 1875. 32 vii. WILLIAM R BIGHAM was born 1878. + 33 viii.ROSA BIGHAM was born 1882. 5. GEORGE WASHINGTON2 BIGHAM (DAVID1) was born in TN Sept 1 1842. GEORGE died June 28 1910 in Wapello Co Iowa, at 67 years of age. He married ELIZABETH DAVIS in St Clair Co IL, Sept 19 1864. ELIZABETH was born June 10 1846 in TN. ELIZABETH was the daughter of ANDERSON DAVIS and NANCY BURCHELL. ELIZABETH died July 1, 1911 in Wapello Co Iowa, at 65 years of age. 1880 Census Anderson Davis, Geo's father-inlaw is living with them. 1910 Census Calla Sewart, their dau is living with them. GEORGE WASHINGTON BIGHAM and ELIZABETH DAVIS had the following family: + 34 i. EDWARD SHERMAN3 BIGHAM was born Aug 14 1865. + 35 ii. HANNAH EMMA BIGHAM was born June 1870. 36 iii. CALLA E BIGHAM was born in Sullivan Co MO Apr 1878. She married WILLIAM LAFAETTE STEWART in Sullivan Co MO, Feb 24 1897. Per marriage records, Sullivan Co MO 1900 Census shows William L and Calla E Stewart living in Linn Co MO, with her neice Flossie M Miller age 5, born Sept 1894. 1915 Iowa state census shows Cala E Stewart, widowed, age 35. 6. TABITHA A LURANEY2 BIGHAM (DAVID1) was born in TN 1846. She married WILLIAM MOORE in Jefferson Co IL, Jan 10, 1864. TABITHA A LURANEY BIGHAM and WILLIAM MOORE had the following family: 37 i. IDA R3 MOORE was born in Jefferson Co IL 1868. 38 ii. FRANCES MOORE was born in Jefferson Co IL 1869. 7. NANCY LEAN2 BIGHAM (DAVID1) was born in TN 1848. She married CHARLES E FUGUA in Jefferson Co IL, Mar 15 1865. NANCY LEAN BIGHAM and CHARLES E FUGUA had the following family: 39 i. CORA3 FUGUA was born in Jefferson Co IL 1866. 40 ii. DAVID FUGUA was born in Jefferson Co IL 1868. 41 iii. MARY FUGUA was born in Jefferson Co IL 1869. 1880 Census Jefferson Co IL, Mary is living with her Aunt Martha Catharine & Ransom Moore. 8. MARTHA CATHARINE2 BIGHAM (DAVID1) was born IL 1850. She married RANSOM MOORE in Jefferson Co IL, July 5, 1873. MARTHA CATHARINE BIGHAM and RANSOM MOORE had the following family: 42i. JESSIE3 MOORE was born in Jefferson Co IL May 1894. Third Generation 28. DECASTOR3 BIGHAM (JAMES MARIAN2, DAVID1) was born IL April 3, 1869. DECASTOR died July 28, 1934 in Champaign Co IL, at 65 years of age. His body was interred July 31, 1934 IL, Mt Hope. He married NORA DAILY in Jefferson Co IL, February 25, 1897. DECASTOR BIGHAM and NORA DAILY had the following family: 43 i. LENA M4 BIGHAM was born in Jefferson Co IL 1898. 44 ii. LETY V BIGHAM was born in Jefferson Co IL 1899. 45 iii. ANNA M BIGHAM was born in Jefferson Co IL 1901. 46 iv. FLORENCE BIGHAM was born in Jefferson Co IL 1903. 47 v. LODIA BIGHAM was born in Jefferson Co IL 1905. 48 vi. JAMES R BIGHAM was born in Jefferson Co IL 1907. 29. VANZOL3 BIGHAM (JAMES MARIAN2, DAVID1) was born Illinois 1871. VANZOL died December 17, 1956 in Benton Franklin Co IL, at 85 years of age. His body was interred December 19, 1956 in Benton Franklin Co IL, Masonic Oddfellows. He married LOUIE ANN BRYAN Illinois, January 23, 1901. LOUIE was born March 1881. LOUIE was the daughter of JOHN N BRYAN and MARY ELLEN OAKLEY. LOUIE died 1959 in Benton Franklin Co IL, at 78 years of age. Her body was interred 1959 in Benton Franklin Co IL, Oddfellows. VANZOL BIGHAM and LOUIE ANN BRYAN had the following family: + 49i. FRANK4 BIGHAM was born May 1, 1902. + 50ii. ELSIE BIGHAM was born 1906. 51iii. LELA BIGHAM was born IL 1908. LELA died September 19, 1992 in Benton Franklin Co IL, at 84 years of age. Her body was interred September 20, 1992 in Benton Franklin Co IL, Masonic Oddfellow. She married BYFORD SANDUSKY IL. Lela and Byford did not have any children. 52 iv. CLYDE BIGHAM was born IL February 24, 1911. CLYDE died March 20, 1993 in Benton Franklin Co IL, at 82 years of age. His body was interred March 22, 1993 in Benton Franklin Co IL, Masonic Oddfellow. Clyde never married. + 53 v. HAROLD BIGHAM was born May 30, 1913. 31. BERT3 BIGHAM (JAMES MARIAN2, DAVID1) was born IL 1875. BERT died Nov 23 1957 in Franklin Co IL, at 82 years of age. He married twice. He married CORA BEASLEY. He married EVA RICHARDS. BERT BIGHAM and CORA BEASLEY had the following family: 54 i. MELVIN4 BIGHAM was born in MO March 7, 1902. MELVIN died Jan 4, 1982 in Franklin Co IL, at 79 years of age. He married NELLIE MCKENNEY. 55 ii. GOLDIE A BIGHAM was born Missouri June 18 1904. GOLDIE died June 18 1983 Carbondale IL, at 79 years of age. Her body was interred June 21 1983 in Benton Franklin Co IL, Masonic & Oddfellows. She married ULESS MONROE AKIN. 56iii. GEORGE BIGHAM was born in MO 1907. BERT BIGHAM and EVA RICHARDS had the following family: 57 iv. VELINA BIGHAM was born IL 1915. 58 v. INA G BIGHAM was born IL 1917. 59 vi. LELA D BIGHAM was born IL 1919. 33. ROSA3 BIGHAM (JAMES MARIAN2, DAVID1) was born in Jefferson Co IL 1882. She married GEORGE SHAW. James Marion was living with his dau & son-inlaw when he died, per Champaign Daily Gazette 1919. ROSA BIGHAM and GEORGE SHAW had the following family: 60 i. ALVIN4 SHAW was born IL 1916. 34. EDWARD SHERMAN3 BIGHAM (GEORGE WASHINGTON2, DAVID1) was born in Pike Co IL Aug 14 1865. EDWARD died Dec 8 1942 in Wapello Co Iowa, at 77 years of age. He married EVA BENNETT in Sullivan Co MO, Mar 21 1891. EDWARD SHERMAN BIGHAM and EVA BENNETT had the following family: 61 i. CHARLES E4 BIGHAM was born in Sullivan Co MO Feb 10 1892. CHARLES died June 27 1964 in Wapello Co Iowa, at 72 years of age. Charles E Bigham was never married. + 62 ii. OLLIE RAYMOND BIGHAM was born Sept 16 1895. 63 iii. ERNEST CECIL BIGHAM was born in Sullivan Co MO Nov 17 1897. ERNEST died Feb 8 1927 at 29 years of age. He married GRACE UNKNOWN. 64 iv. BUELLA ALICE BIGHAM was born in Polk Co MO July 3 1900. BUELLA died Oct 14 1991 at 91 years of age. She married WILLIAM GABLE BUCK SR in Wapello Co Iowa, Dec 24 1915. 65 v. GEORGE W BIGHAM was born Oct 11 1902. GEORGE died June 4 1985 in Wapello Co Iowa, at 82 years of age. 66 vi. THOMAS EVERETT BIGHAM was born 1905. THOMAS died 1953 in Wapello Co Iowa, at 48 years of age. He married ELIZABETH L UNKNOWN. 67 vii. MARY E BIGHAM was born May 27 1908. MARY died Aug 8 1908 at less than one year of age. 68 viii.LEONARD VERNON SR BIGHAM was born 1911. LEONARD died 1990 at 79 years of age. He married UNKNOWN 0. 35. HANNAH EMMA3 BIGHAM (GEORGE WASHINGTON2, DAVID1) was born in Sullivan Co MO June 1870. She married JOSEPH M MILLER in Sullivan Co MO, Mar 12 1886. 1900 Census Flossie M Miller was listed on Calla E & William L Stewart, as a niece. She was not listed with her parents or other siblings. HANNAH EMMA BIGHAM and JOSEPH M MILLER had the following family: 69 i. GUS4 MILLER was born in MO 1890. 70 ii. FLORA MILLER was born in MO 1891. 71 iii. LUCY MILLER was born in MO Sept 1894. 72 iv. FLOSSIE M MILLER was born in MO Sept 1894. 73 v. LIZZIE MILLER was born in MO 1898. 74 vi. MARK MILLER was born in MO 1900.

 
 


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